During her semi-retirement Margaret Johnson decided to return to her love of independent living centers. Thus she joined RIL’s Board in 2019. Her passion for independent living grew out of the early days of the IL movement and has never let go. She believes people with disabilities, no matter the disability, are important members of society and need to be treated that way! In addition to numerous other disability rights organizations, she worked for and has been on the boards of CIL and the San Diego ILC. She has a physical disability and uses a power wheelchair. She has been disabled since age 4. One of her great joys in life is her daughter and grandchildren. Her favorite activities include swimming, biking, outdoor activities and photography. She is semi-retired from Disability Rights California. While at DRC she held various attorney positions and most recently, prior to her semi-retirement of last year, was DRC’s Advocacy Director in charge of legislative, peer self-advocacy, voting and communications work.